1. Yesterday, a park in Tel Aviv unveiled a long-anticipated memorial honoring LGBT people killed in the Holocaust, marking the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish Holocaust victims. 

    Moshe Zimmermann, a professor from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the memorial project’s historical adviser, said the Tel Aviv monument marked a big step in Israel by ridding itself from what he called a monopoly of victimhood.

    "We are finally shedding the load of being the lone and ultimate victim," he said. "We can learn from this that by recognizing the victimhood of others, it does not diminish the uniqueness of your own victimhood."

    Stunning. (via the Huffington Post)

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